Lecture by Sara Wermiel (US): Historic Preservation Movement in the U.S.

By DOCOMOMO Belgium / October, 20, 2016 / 0 comments

LECTURE | Thursday 27 October, 14h00-15h00 | Buildig K, K.2.Auditorium.2, VUB Campus Etterbeek, Brussels

Historic Preservation Movement in the U.S.: from ownership to regulation: Sara Wermiel (Boston University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)

On Thursday 27th of October the current Brussels Centre for Urban Studies (BCUS) visiting research fellow prof. dr. Sara Wermiel will lecture and discuss with the master students on the ‘Historic Preservation Movement in the U.S.: from ownership to regulation’. Colleagues and students interested in the topic are welcome to participate.

2016central-artery-project-clearance-bostonHer lecture will cover the early history of the preservation movement in the United States, including how changes in understanding of property rights and what constitutes heritage, and the impact of extensive urban renewal and highway programs after World War II, have shaped the preservation framework of today. There are parallels between U.S. history and that of countries in Western Europe.
Sara Wermiel is an independent scholar who lives in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She completed her PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the fields of Urban Studies & Planning and History of Technology. As a BCUS visiting research fellow, Sara will study the regulations, incentives, and citizen initiatives aimed at preserving historic properties and districts in the Brussels region, and compare these with practices in the Boston (Massachusetts) region. For more info on her visiting research fellowship see here.

Practical info:
Thursday 27th of October, 14h00-15h00
Building K, room K.2.Auditorium.2 (2nd floor)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Campus Etterbeek, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels

Participation is free, after registration: AHERMINA@vub.ac.be

source: urbanstudies.brussels